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VillaVino

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I’m going to try out the Fast Ferment conical fermenter this weekend with an Amber ale. Any tips before I dive into this one.
 

SpoiledRotten

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wish I knew how your experience went. I’m on my second batch with mine. Learning what works best.
If you other members have one or more, let me know what you found to work best.
 

SouthernVino

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I have two FastFermenters I use constantly. I find they make the primary and secondary fermentation very clean, manageable and less cumbersome. There are a few accessories I would encourage you to get though. First, get you a mason jar adapter. This allows you to use mason jars instead of the plastic collection ball that comes with it. I like it because it allows you to see whats going on and you can you can keep a visual on the gross lees and when it's time to remove them. Plus, you can use different sizes of jars so that you can minimize waste (angel's share) also. The second thing I would get is a stainless steel hop filter. This will give you all kinds of convenient options. You will be able to use oak, fpacs, skins, etc. without clogging the opening at the bottom of the conical. Plus, cleanup is a snap and you won't have to rack so often. In fact, I usually only rack one time, moving the wine from bulk aging to bottling. Everything else is done in the conical. When primary and malolactic fermentation is complete, I just put a clean carboy under the conical and just open the valve, fill the carboy, and put it into bulk aging. After three months of adjusting the oak, I rack and bottle for the remainder of the aging process. Works great for me.

Here are links to the accessories I mentioned above:

Mason Jar Adapter for FastFerment Conical Fermenters
 

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